Kevin Kavanagh is proud to present SIRENS Part III, an exhibition and two performances by Celina Muldoon taking place Thursday 22nd and Saturday 31st August at 7pm. Performance duration approx 25 mins. Muldoon will also be in conversation with Sue Rainsford in the gallery at 1pm Saturday 24th August.
LIVE; BALOR; ROCK; TOWER; SOUND; RALLY; FILM; KIDS; EYE,
STREAM; LIFT; CALL; DIFF; SEE; BREAST; PLAY,
POWER; RISE; ACT; DARK; CHAOS!
SIRENS Part III is the third in a series of test events. For 2 weeks in August Kevin Kavanagh Gallery will become a site of call/response; action/reaction.
SIRENS was originally conceived out of a desire to identify mythological races based around her home in Donegal and the isolated community of the North West of Ireland. What transpired was a deep exploration into our ancient cultural heritage and the supernatural sea-faring race called the Fomorians or Fomoire. Her research involved collaboration with young people in Donegal around their ideas of identity, isolation and a sense of place while living within fringe territories. Recurring topics where relationships with space, connections between landscape and escapism and rally culture.
Muldoon collaborated with writer Sue Rainsford to explore language, text and symbolism in ancient folklore and how they might translate in contemporary culture. Working with music producer Keith Mannion they tested experimental sound techniques to create a 'battle cry' or 'Siren Call' for the contemporary world. What evolved became a re-imagining of the power structures within Irish folklore to claim space through live performance, sound and text. SIRENS live installation - performance has been presented as a solo exhibition in Pallas Projects and Studios, as a Live procession from Temple Bar Gallery to The Project Arts Centre as part of LIVE COLLISION festival and will be exhibited as part of RHA FUTURESthis November.